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Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests

Post Date:10/04/2019 3:05 PM

On Tuesday, October 1 at approximately 5:43 p.m., Sausalito Police Officer Nick White observed a Land Rover fail to stop for a stop sign at Liberty Ship Way and Marinship Way. Officer White conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at Bridgeway and Olive Street and contacted the occupants.

The driver of the vehicle used a New York driver's license to identify himself. Officer White noticed that the driver did not look like the photograph on the license and conducted further investigation, which determined that the driver was Joseph Catania, a 40-year-old resident of San Francisco. At this point, Officer White arrested Catania for false impersonation. A wants/warrants check revealed that Catania had a no-bail felony warrant out of San Francisco for identity theft and another no-bail felony warrant out of Alameda County for a probation violation. 

Officer White then spoke to the female passenger of the vehicle, who identified herself with a false name. Officers were able to positively identify the female passenger of the vehicle as Sharon Neal, a 37-year-old resident of San Francisco. A wants/warrants check revealed that Neal had a felony warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle and identity theft out of San Francisco.

Additional investigation led to the discovery of stolen property, equipment to manufacture fraudulent credit cards, burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, and methamphetamine.

Both subjects were arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail.
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